Monday, May 21, 2012


What's your emergency?

ok...true small town PURA VIDA story

Friend, grandsons and son in law (and new dad) spend 10 hours waxing vintage car for parade
Line-up is at 10 am at the mall--parade at 11
dad of 3 week old baby gets urgent phone call, new mom has locked the keys and baby in car
dad is in parade line and suggests mom call 911
mom calls 911

and gets a message machine

she leaves a message
but as you might be putting 2 + 2 together
all emergency vehicles and personnel are
in the parade

not to worry

the right person does get the message, leaves the parade and makes it to the car to unlock
mom and baby are just fine

after all
even 911 folks should get to enjoy the parade!

We have laughed and laughed over this moment
filled in our own comments
(You have reached 911, we cannot currently attend to your emergency as we are leading the parade, please leave a detailed message as it will be over in less than 15 minutes, at which time we will be right there)

and laughed more

but we have also said a bit of a prayer of gratitude 
that we live in such a place that this is our form of emergency 
and no matter where you are 
you're only 5 minutes from where you need to be


Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh what a sweet post! Sounds like you live in an awesome town. I am new to your blog. Glad I discovered it!

stefanie said...

yep!! only in a small town!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

You would never see that in Wash, DC! When I was in a car accident a year ago (someone T-boned my car), it took the police almost an hour to show up. And, we saw at least 5 police cars drive by. Thanks for sharing....nice!

It's All Connected said...

This is so funny! It reminds me of the chief of our volunteer fire dept. plowing his back forty, unaware that the rest of the guys were plucking his family off the roof of his burning house. They ribbed him about that for years! ~ Maureen

Sherry said...

It sounds like our small town too! LOL

Stacy Curran said...

That is hilarious! Love small towns!!

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

I have it on good authority that he will now be headlining next years parade!